21 Surprising Facts about INS Vikramaditya, The Mightiest Aircraft Carrier in Asia that you may have never Heard of

When it enters the deep water of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), even the most advanced drones, spy aircraft and enemy vessels beat a hasty retreat. In January 2014, the Indian Navy welcomed the arrival of its largest aircraft carrier – INS Vikramaditya. Vikramaditya boosted the Indian Navy’s aspiration to become a blue-water navy. This … Read more 21 Surprising Facts about INS Vikramaditya, The Mightiest Aircraft Carrier in Asia that you may have never Heard of

Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

‘Ulyanovsk’ Would Have Been the Soviets’ Supercarrier: Russia scrapped the ship in the ’90s Had she ever sailed, the Soviet supercarrier Ulyanovsk would have been a naval behemoth more than 1,000 feet long, with an 85,000-ton displacement and enough storage to carry an air group of up to 70 fixed and rotary wing aircraft. With a nuclear-powered … Read more Russia Had Plans to Build a ‘Super’ Aircraft Carrier (But Ran into a Super Big Problem)

Russia developing carrier-based drones, will get 100 new Navy aircraft by 2020 – military

The Russian Navy’s airborne arsenal is to receive a major boost in the form of both drones and combat aircraft, a top commander has revealed. A variety of ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are currently being developed for the Russian Navy’s naval aviation division, Major General Igor Kozhin said on Monday. “One of the prospective … Read more Russia developing carrier-based drones, will get 100 new Navy aircraft by 2020 – military

Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

A Russian aircraft carrier who reportedly destroyed over 1,000 targets in Syria is set to head to Britain. Following a ceasefire deal between the Syrian government and opposition groups on 29 December, Moscow has agreed to scale back its military operations in the country. The Russian armed forces’ chief of staff, Valery Gerasimov, said the … Read more Russian Aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, heading to English Channel again

Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant To Enter Service In 2018

The country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier will be commissioned by the Indian Navy by the end of 2018, said Rear Admiral Surendra Ahuja, assistant controller carrier project and assistant controller warship production and acquisition, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy). “The indigenous aircraft is currently being constructed in Cochin. It is expected to be delivered … Read more Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant To Enter Service In 2018

Cochin Shipyard Limited completes refit of Indian Navy’s Aircraft-Carrier INS Vikramaditya one Month Ahead of Schedule

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has successfully completed the refit of the Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, one month ahead of schedule. The aircraft carrier was drydocked in September this year at CSL to undergo repair work scheduled for 70 days. CSL appointed IIT Chennai to conduct a detailed dock floor strength analysis to verify the … Read more Cochin Shipyard Limited completes refit of Indian Navy’s Aircraft-Carrier INS Vikramaditya one Month Ahead of Schedule

Indian Navy says goodbye to INS Viraat as it Leaves for Mumbai to be Decommissioned after serving 55 Years

INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier, was accorded a grand send-off from the port city here on Sunday, after over five decades of its service to the Indian Navy. The ship, which underwent a decommissioning refit, is being towed back by three tugs to Mumbai for the decommissioning ceremony, a Navy official said here. … Read more Indian Navy says goodbye to INS Viraat as it Leaves for Mumbai to be Decommissioned after serving 55 Years

Russia Launches Biggest Military Offensive Since the Cold War

Russia has begun its biggest surface deployment since the end of the Cold War as it aims to effectively end the war in Syria on the eve of the US election, Nato officials warned last night. The Kremlin is sending the full might of its Northern Fleet and part of the Baltic Fleet to reinforce a … Read more Russia Launches Biggest Military Offensive Since the Cold War

These New Images Of Chinese Aircraft Carrier Should Concern India

New images indicate that China is racing towards completion of its first home-grown aircraft carrier. A month after NDTV reported that the hull of the ship, designated the Type 001-A, appeared complete, a fresh set of images indicates that the “island” of the carrier, in many ways the nerve-centre of the warship, has now been … Read more These New Images Of Chinese Aircraft Carrier Should Concern India

INS Viraat set for final ‘sail’ this month

INS Viraat Final Days

INS Viraat, the oldest and the longest serving aircraft carrier in the world, is set to leave Kochi by month-end, for retirement from her 28-year-long service in the Indian Navy. Viraat has completed its final essential repairs and dry-docking at Cochin Shipyard Limited. The vessel’s journey from Mumbai to Kochi was its last sail under … Read more INS Viraat set for final ‘sail’ this month

Russia Offers Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier to India

Last week, a Russian delegation visiting New Delhi offered the Indian Navy Russia’s latest supercarrier design, dubbed Project 23000E Shtorm (Storm), for purchase, Defense News reports, based on information provided by a senior Indian Navy official. According to the article, a Russian diplomat based in India confirmed that an offer has been made. Few additional … Read more Russia Offers Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier to India

Sea Harriers of the Indian Navy flew for the Last Time today

They were always a sight to behold, a force to reckon with. Fighters landing vertically, akin to helicopters, with ear-splitting roars on a moving airfield despite being fixed-wing. It left even the usually phlegmatic Manmohan Singh slightly nonplussed during the “PM’s day at sea” in 2006. Similar was the case of other politicians, before and … Read more Sea Harriers of the Indian Navy flew for the Last Time today